Five network management tools for admins

JDSU Network Analyzer Fast Ethernet 2


You can also identify problems before they become serious issues; use expert analysis tools to solve network problems quickly; capture and analyze network traffic in real-time; and analyze data offline. JDSU offers multi-technology analysis, a consistent user-interface across platforms, and is scalable for distributed analysis.

Bottom line

No matter what your level of expertise, and your network needs, one of these tools should make the gathering of information about your network a simple task. Whether you need a simple, ncurses-based tool, or a full-blown, full-featured GUI, you can find what you're looking for and not have to spend a single penny.

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